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It’s an honor to be nominated…

December 5, 2010

This blog, Quantum Progress, has been nominated for best new blog on the Edublogs awards. If you think that I am deserving of this award, I’d greatly appreciate your vote. And while you’re at it, you might want to check out some of the other incredibly deserving blogs. I’ve already added a bunch of them to my RSS.

And if you’re looking for a few more deserving blogs and people to vote for, I would humbly repeat my nominations below:

  • Best individual blog: Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere . Sam Shah’s math blog is insightful, honest and filled with inspiration. He writes with an contagious enthusiasm for mathematics and teaching, fully embodying the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Best individual tweeter: Ms. Bethea gives more insights in 140 characters or less than most people do in book length blog posts.
  • Most influential blog post: The $2 interactive whiteboard. Frank Noschese’s blog post threatens to bring down SMART and Promethian products with cheap, actually useful and interactive alternatives. 42 comments later, this post is still going strong, and I’ve lost count of all of the folks on listservs and discussion groups that have been converted to the value of the $2 whiteboard.
  • Best teacher blog: Think Thank Thunk. Shawn Cornally writes a powerful blog that advocates nothing short of a revolution in teaching. From SBG to open ended inquiry, Shawn’s posts bring science and the spirit of investigation to life with insight and considerable wit. And he writes equally insightfully about physics, math and computer science. No mean feat.
  • Best educational use of video/visual: WCDWT-science, an awesome collection of What Can You Do With This images, videos and lesson ideas, that will only become more useful with time.
  • Best educational podcast: Planet Money. This blog/podcast makes me want to go back and major in economics. They make the subject come alive with incredible stories of buying toxic assets, or following a T-shirt through the global economy.
    Lifetime achievement: dy/dan. Dan’s left the classroom for grad school, and yet he continues to have a tremendous impact on teaching. This blog should be on every teacher’s RSS, no matter what subject you teach.
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